Inside The Kave

Inside The Kave

Winter Homecoming Assembly

Our Winter Homecoming just passed by, and in case you skipped out on the assembly, I’ll tell you all about it. The donations went towards a nine-year old in our Make-A-Wish program. His name is Max and he wants to go to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii. Overall we raised $3025.77, which is just over our goal of $3000. Throughout the week, we had dress up days and CAST sold hawaiian leis and mickey mouse ears, and the money from those went towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The assembly featured our girls’ basketball team, boys’ basketball team and wrestling team. We also watched skits that each grade put together and had judges vote on who’s was the best. They were all Disney themed and many featured students lip syncing and dancing to Disney songs. Then the teachers came out and had their own dance and costumes to Disney songs. While that was going on, one person from each grade were put into a food eating contest where they had to eat banana cream pie, banana baby food and 14 bananas each.  With both scores from skits and place in food eating contest combined, Seniors came in first then Juniors, Freshman got third and Sophomores were last. It was a great assembly overall and very fun, just like the fall homecoming assembly.

How old should you be to work?

As high schoolers we are in this awkward age group that some of us are allowed to work and others are not just because of their age. Well in the state of idaho there is actually no illegal working age it just all depends on the company you are applying for.  Most jobs hire at the age of 15 but applying for a job doesn't just depend on your age. A lot of it depends on your GPA or how flexible you are and what kind of personality type you have.  If you have  low GPA chances are they don't want you because it tells them that you aren't very hardworking and that's not what people want. Your personality affects your job too because if you were to work at Dutch Bros. they want energetic and upbeat kids, but if you are shy and mellow they may not want the kind of vibe you put off. Flexibility is a huge factor because most kids play sports and if you always have practice but need to cover for someone at the same time they may night be too happy that you have to say no and go to practice. There are very many factors that go into applying for a job and we have to be ready for it.

Technology & Students

Our electronics are everywhere, and they come in many different forms. But how many forms can affect the students? It seems as though many students put their entire lives on a picture or video...everyday, which could end up losing their privacy. Technology has advanced so much, and it’s helped in good and bad ways. If you look around Kuna High, you’ll see almost everyone with their phones. Throughout the years, some of us have learned that we’ve only seem to know each other through our social media profiles.


When this happens, we don’t really know a person in real life. It can have people assume that we are what we post online; it’s like a first impression. Of course, technology does help make life easier by how fast we can look up an article about a certain topic. But, we can’t seem to have an actual conversation face to face, because all of our words are typed up, and makes us less social. Technology can be a barrier as to why we don’t talk much. Many students get carried away and go out of control with the many abilities they receive with a phone.


So, how do teachers feel about this? When asked what she has seen with technology and students throughout her years of teaching, Mrs. Percifield responded with, “The advent of the smartphone. Texting was barely starting when I began teaching, and phones went out of hand when they got keyboards. Once many kids got distracted when smartphones came out; it was the end of it for me.” As a grown up, there could be different views about social media, so what does Mrs. Percifield think about it, personally?, “I’m never going to have any social media accounts or experience them. I’m too old to start them. Because I don’t have any social media accounts, I’m out of the loop, even with all of my friend’s birthdays.” Just like before, the internet can do good and bad things, but what kind of negative things has the internet done to our students? “Level of distraction would be the biggest thing. The amount of things that lose their focus happens more than anything. Games make it hard to resist, and they don’t really help them grow in anything. Overall, distractions are the biggest thing” Mrs. Percifield says. It’s best to take some time off of the world of technology, so you can reflect what life is like outside of a screen.

What stresses out the students at KHS

Being and feeling stressed out is an emotion that every person at some point experiences. In today's American society kids face a lot of stress on a daily basis, whether its about sports, school, family, relationships, etc, but when it comes to the two things most teenagers get stressed about, its usually about school or family. But what do the students here, at KHS get stressed about? I took a poll on my instagram story of what stresses out students at KHS, Family? Or school? I gave these students 24 hours to answer, 144 people voted. 79% voted that school stressed them out more than family, 21% voted that family stressed them out than school. Making 114 voted school and 30 voted school. Indicating that based upon these results students at KHS are more usually stressed out due to school than because of their family.  

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, the day of love, and it was in the air, and for some of those...Chocolate was in the air. For many of you, Valentine’s Day is a holiday where all the couple’s come out to show their love for one another. But it can be a little tiring because you realize how lonely it can be. Don’t worry though because you can relate to someone who’s like a lot of us, not being in a relationship. When asked how she spent her Valentine’s Day, Katie Terrill responded with,”I came to school and watched everyone give their significant other cringey gifts. Then I went home and layed in bed, talking to a special friend on the phone. I also received and ate a bunch of Chocolate my dad gave me! But overall, it was well, besides the fact that I cringed a lot.” Many should understand that you don’t always need to be in a relationship to understand what Valentine’s Day is like. You have friends and family to love, and sometimes, it’s about the little things that you don’t always show affection to. Whether it is Valentine’s Day or not, everyday should be shown with affection, and you can do that by hugging a friend, giving your teacher a treat, or simply telling someone what you love about them!

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